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Koffler, Henry



  • Existence: September 17, 1922 -

Biographical Information

Henry Koffler was a professor of bacteriology. He joined Purdue as assistant professor in 1947 and was head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University from 1959 to 1975. Koffler was named the to the distiguished professorship Hovde Professor of Biological Sciences in 1974.

In 1975, Koffler left Purdue to become the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota; he became the Chancellor for the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1979; and in 1982 Koffler was named Preside of the University of Arizona, a position he held until his retirement in 1991.


UA 58, Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

University of Arizona Family of Sites.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Koffler, Henry, July 14, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Henry Koffler by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 14, 1972

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972